The not-so-sweet under(and on your)belly of high fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup is back in the news this week, with the Corn Refiners Association’s appeal to the federal government on Monday to be allowed to rename HFCS “corn sugar.”
The corn refiners have asked for this re-labeling because “…current labeling is confusing to American consumers” who now think that HFCS is worse for them that table sugar.
HFCS, the refiners maintain, is a natural product with a similar composition to table sugar, and no more responsible for the obesity epidemic than any other sweetener.

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